Opportunities

NEW! Fantastic 4-year funding opportunities for experienced postdocs with Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council

Projects are funded for four years and come with €425,000 in direct costs including applicant’s salary and stipend and fees for a PhD student.

If you are interested in applying and would like to come to Cork, please get in touch (maria.mcnamara@ucc.ie).

Please see https://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/pathway/ for more details.


More opportunities coming soon – including a full-time 5-year fixed-term Lecturer in Palaeontology. Watch this space!


Interested in joining the team in Cork and doing research on soft tissue taphonomy of fossils, taphonomic experiments, or fossil colour?

You can apply for funding via several sources:

Postdoctoral funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship

Royal Society Fellowships

Maria-Sklowdowska Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships

PhD funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Fellowship

MRes opportunities

The MRes in Geological Sciences is a full-time programme running over 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applications will be accepted for a start date in October or January. The programme consists of (a) a major research thesis and (b) taught modules on generic and transferable skills, with an emphasis on scientific writing, oral presentations, and general research skills.

Prospective students interested in carrying out a palaeontology-based MRes are advised to contact Prof. Maria McNamara and the Programme Coordinator (Prof. Andy Wheeler: a.wheeler@ucc.ie). For further information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/courses/postgrad/.